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Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Charles Wetmore 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Old Cresta Blanca vineyard, first agricultural minister in California, went to France to bring back cuttings, 1882 started Crests Blanca, 1981 was acquired by Wente, now used as a barrel room and for consumer facing activities, Tobacco, wood spice, earth, old leather, smoke, and subtle fennel and herb greet the nose. On entry there is a touch of tamarind in the bright, entry, clear attack with soft but present tannins supporting a nice blend of black raspberry and dark cherry fruit. There is an accent of vanilla here along with nicely integrated wood flavors which still allows the wine to express its bright fruit, earth, floral and a suggestion of weedy complexity unfettered. Clean and very firm in an elegant way, this shows good length with a powdery, dusty finish and some walnutty, toasted oak notes. Just lovely with its mid plus weight and no fat or stickiness on the palate. 91pts

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Wente Vineyards:
Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustaina... Read more
Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed Estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Charles Wetmore

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
01/26/2014

Old Cresta Blanca vineyard, first agricultural minister in California, went to France to bring back cuttings, 1882 started Crests Blanca, 1981 was acquired by Wente, now used as a barrel room and for consumer facing activities, Tobacco, wood spice, earth, old leather, smoke, and subtle fennel and herb greet the nose. On entry there is a touch of tamarind in the bright, entry, clear attack with soft but present tannins supporting a nice blend of black raspberry and dark cherry fruit. There is an accent of vanilla here along with nicely integrated wood flavors which still allows the wine to express its bright fruit, earth, floral and a suggestion of weedy complexity unfettered. Clean and very firm in an elegant way, this shows good length with a powdery, dusty finish and some walnutty, toasted oak notes. Just lovely with its mid plus weight and no fat or stickiness on the palate. 91pts


Member Reviews for Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Charles Wetmore

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Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
7729672,015
4.50 5
04/09/2015

Dark Cherry and chocolate notes with a smooth finish.


Snooth User: gmb468
1322545482
4.00 5
11/25/2014

Had at stone creek


Snooth User: cma238
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5.00 5
07/13/2014

Black olive vegetal nose. A very cool, calm and collected Cab that embraces you with its tannins and red fruit. Easy drinking cab that embodies all the best elements of the grape variety.


Snooth User: gmb468
1322545482
5.00 5
01/19/2014

Five glasses


External Reviews for Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Charles Wetmore

External Review
01/24/2014

Four and a half glasses



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